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12.2.1 Drugs used in nasal allergy

The risk of systemic effects from steroids is greater with nasal drops, than with nasal sprays.

Children receiving prolonged .treatment with nasal corticosteroids should have their height monitored. Refer to a specialist if growth is slowed.

See MHRA guidance: Behavioural and psychological effects are associated with prolonged use of nasal corticosteroids

Nasal drops should only be used where polyps are known or suspected.

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status